Baptism at the Mitzvah: Jordan Makes A Splash

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Beth El mitzvah portraits in Baltimore

Jordan's Bar Mitzvah had all the traditional elements, from his entrance dragged behind a jeep on the "Lawn Surfinator", to the goofy portraits at Beth El Congregation, to his being thrown into the family swimming pool at the end of the night.  

Having photographed Jordan's brother's mitzvah a few years back, I knew this party would be a ton of fun as well. That said, one of my favorite moments of the night was not goofy at all. It was when Jordan's sister Sydney gave a touching little speech to her brother. Must admit, I got a little verklempt.

Helping me out as second shooter was my old pal and excellent photographer Michael Temchine. Also helping make the party a great success were Parties by TerryeLarmar Video, Upslide Down Dave (Food Truck), Limelight Entertainment (DJ/Decor), and Classic Catering (special thanks to them for making the effort to find food for a starving photographer at the end of the night).

Funny mitzvah portraitsBar mitzvah portrait at Beth El temple in Baltimore

party games at mitzvah

dancing at bar mitzvah

backyard mitzvah

Photo by Michael Temchine.

bar mitzvah boy with his mother

Bar mitzvah entranceguests at bar mitzvah take photosUnusual bar mitzvah entrance

Photo by Michael Temchine.

mitzvah party in baltmore

The gang from Parties by Terrye kept things fun, as usual!

Grandmother dances at bar mitzvahBlessing of the challah bread at mitzvahKids games at mitzvahSister gives speech to brother at mitzvah.Parents give speech at mitzvah in BaltimoreBar mitzvah boy gives big laughJordan's brother Zach

Slideshow at mitzvah

mitzvah boy dancesdance party at a bar mitzvah at a private home in baltimoreKids on couch with iphonesdonut maker at mitzvahmitzvah boy speechmitzvah boy jordan thrown in pool

Posted by Dennis on 07/14 at 08:18 PM